Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 20:33:41 +0000
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Subject: Re: Abbreviations
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I think it is risky. There are to many definitions of the same abbreviation or acronym out there. When I teach my class on regulations, I tell them that LEPC means Local Emergency Planning Committee, but when I was in industry, it meant that or Local Employee Participation Committee, depending on to whom I was talking.

Dr. Bill
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From: "Mary Ellen A Scott" <mas35**At_Symbol_Here**CASE.EDU>
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Abbreviations

To Everyone,

What is your opinion of allowing laboratories to use abbreviations and short hand as long as a key to those abbreviations is kept in a conspicuous location and is clearly identified?
Thoughts? and Thanks
Mary Ellen

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